North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



September 27, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Sign Of Love”

I John 2:7-14


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“An Honest And Hard

Conversation With God”

Habakkuk 1:1-11

Morning Worship Service



WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – September 27, 2020

Accompanists: AM    Sue Lucas

                         PM     Sue Lucas

Ushers:            AM & PM     The Grove:   Brian Mast

                                Sanctuary:  Keith Boerman (East), Larry Harmsen (Center), Dan DeJonge (West)

Rover:                 AM    Mark DuBois                                 PM       Todd VandenHeuvel

Audio/Visual Operators:   AM    Jerry Redder, Larry Redder, Mitch Boerman

                               PM     Martin Bostrom, Larry Redder, Mitch Boerman





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – October 4, 2020

Accompanists: AM    Ruth Meekhof

                         PM     Ruth Meekhof

Ushers:            AM & PM     The Grove:   Earl Mokma, Nick Fortosis

                                SanctuaryCurt Lucas (East), Nick Venema (Center), Carl Weener/Tim Meekhof (West)

Rover:                AM    Keith Boerman                          PM        Mike VanAst

Audio/Visual Operators:   AM   Jerry Redder, Ron Oskam, Matt VanderPloeg

                               PM   Martin Bostrom, Ron Oskam, Matt VanderPloeg




Bulletin Announcements should be submitted by noon on Thursdays. 

You may submit announcements by e-mail (, by calling Carol (772.1557), 

Or write them out and place them in the Bulletin Editor’s mailbox in the Narthex.






Sunday – September 27

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                  Coffee Fellowship – ‘The Grove’

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

6:45 PM    High School Youth Group – ‘The Grove’

                  Prayer Partner Dinner

Monday – September 28

7:00 PM    Elders/Deacons Meetings

Tuesday – September 29

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – September 30

(Cadets meet from 6:45-8:30 PM)

6:45 PM    Jr.Cadets/Cadets Mtg. (boys 2-8th grades)

Thursday – October 1

7:00 PM    Cadet Counselors Council Meeting

                  @ Bentheim Reformed Church

Friday – October 2

7:00 PM    Ad Hoc Committee Meeting





Oct. 4        Sunday School Catechism begins

Oct. 4        High School Youth Group Meeting

Oct. 5        Executive Committee Meeting

Oct. 6        Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

Oct. 7        GEMS begins

Oct. 7        Finance Meeting – Council Room

Oct. 9        High School/Middle School Event

                  Hayride @ Ryan & Sara Boerman’s home





Offering Schedule:

Sept. 27:  AM   City On A Hill


            PM   Parkview Home


Oct. 4:    AM   Ascending Leaders


             PM   Right to Life Education Fund






Alma DeKock:  Please keep Alma in your prayers as she was hospitalized with complications related to her heart.  We are thankful that she was able to return home and pray that adjustments in medications will help.


Trevor Miedema (9 year old son of Mitch & Sarah):  We rejoice with Trevor and his family as the results of his recent scans and tests have revealed that Trevor’s brain tumor has not returned.  We thank the Lord for His continued mercy and kindness to Trevor and his family.


Matt and Josh VanderPloeg:  Please keep Matt & Josh in your prayers as they finish serving at Eagle Crest Missions in Alaska.  We pray that they were used by the Lord as they served and that He would grant them safety in their return home today (Sept. 27).


Joyce Zylstra:  We give thanks to the Lord that Joyce had a successful lumpectomy surgery this past Wednesday.  We pray that the pathology report, expected in a week, will provide encouraging results.  We pray for Joyce as she anticipates beginning radiation treatment when she is healed from her surgery.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Brent Leegwater







Mike & Keli Anderson are employed by South America Mission in Brazil with the Ammi Training Center; teaching, discipling, and working alongside Curto believers as well as students from other language groups proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.





Betty & Allyn Kroll would like to “Thank our Church for your words of encouragement and all the cards that were sent!  The pictures that the kids drew for us were a big encouragement.  The meals were a huge help.  Above all, the prayers that we could feel during this time!!!  God is good and He is walking this journey with us!!  It is so great to belong to the family of God at North Street!!”  Deuteronomy 31:8 – ‘The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you, He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged!’


Joey, Meredith and Jonah Sal would like to let our “North Street Family know that we are finally back in our home following the fire last September.  Thank you for the love and support you showed to us during this time.  North Street is such a caring church.  God is good ALL the time!!!”





Hermina Fransens lives at SKLD Healthcare Center in Zeeland.  Hermina will celebrate her 93rd Birthday on Thursday, October 1!


Helen VanZanten lives in her home in Zeeland.






Howard Johnson

90 on September 29


Hermina Fransens

93 on October 1







Mid-Life Group:  Please save the date, Saturday evening, October 10, for our fall outing.  We will be enjoying a fun evening outdoors with dinner and a hayride.  More details will be coming.  If you have any questions, please contact Sara Boerman or Kathy Busscher.


Ladies Bible Study will be a virtual Bible Study this fall, beginning on October 18.  We will be studying ‘The Beatitudes’.  Please see the article in the October ‘Reflections’ for more information.  Sign up in the Narthex or contact Nakisha DeJong (1.616.283.3804 or by October 11.


Upcoming Elections:  With the upcoming election approaching, please remember that the deadline to register to vote by mail or online is October 19.  If anyone needs assistance in obtaining an absentee ballot, or if you have any questions about the upcoming election, you may contact Sheryl VandenHeuvel (1.616.834.7746).





Join Right to Life of Holland Area at the National Life Chain on Sunday, October 4, from 2--3 PM on River Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets.  Life Chain is a pro-life, peaceful, prayerful, public witness on behalf of the unborn at risk of elective abortion.  Signs to hold during the prayer vigil will be provided.  This is a PRAYER VIGIL, so we do ask that those who attend to be fairly silent.  Please adhere to social distancing between family/couple groups.


Parkview AFC Home is a Christian, adult foster care home in Zeeland that provides health, safety, and quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities.  During the month of October, let us encourage the staff at Parkview by sending Thank You cards or notes of encouragement to them.  These cards/notes can be mailed to:

      Parkview AFC Home

      214 E. Central Avenue

      Zeeland, MI  49464

Or you may email encouragements to: or